I love learning new things, don't you? Here are today’s 7 curious facts from January 17.
1773 - Capt James Cook becomes first to cross the Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S).
1861 - Flush toilet patented by Thomas Crapper (yes, that is his real name).
1871 - 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873).
1893 - Queen Liliuokalani is deposed in a coup by US businessmen and the Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic.
1954 - Jacques Cousteau's first network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS).
1957 - 9-county commission recommends creation of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).
1966 - Martin Luther King Jr. opens his campaign in Chicago.
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